U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 06/26/12|
Stage II Fire Restrictions on BLM lands along Colorados Front Range (06-25-12)
CAÑON CITY, Colo. – The BLM Royal Gorge Field Office will move into “Stage II” fire restrictions Tuesday, June 26 for public lands in the counties of Boulder, Chaffee, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Gilpin, Huerfano, Jefferson, Lake, Larimer, Las Animas, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Park, Pueblo, Sedgwick, Teller, Washington, Weld, and Yuma.
Under stage II restrictions, the following activities are not allowed:
• Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, any type of charcoal fueled broiler or open fire of any type.
• Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
• Operating or using any internal combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order.
• Welding, or operating an acetylene or other type of torch which produces an open flame capable of igniting flammable material.
• Operating a chainsaw without an approved spark arrestor, and without a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher and a round-point shovel with an overall length of at least 36 inches readily available.
The following is allowed:
• Using cooking stoves and other appliances fueled by liquid petroleum or bottled fuels that are equipped with an on-off valve for the flame.
Additionally, fireworks are not allowed at any time on any public lands managed by the BLM, U.S. Forest Service or the National Park Service.
For more information about fire restrictions on other lands in your area, please contact the Sheriff for the county in which you live.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
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|Last updated: 06-27-2012|
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